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Au-Roadside Plum Tree
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Au-Roadside Plum Tree

High yields and excellent disease resistance.

Enjoy high yields of tasty fruits with dark red skin and flesh. A good choice for fresh eating. Developed by the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn University, Au-Roadside is resistant to black knot, bacterial canker and bacterial fruit spot and tolerant to plum leaf scald. Self-fruitful. Zones 6–8.

Why buy a Deluxe package - Deluxe fruit trees include 2 oz. of Fruit-Boost™ Pelletized Calcium to enhance fruit quality, 12 oz. bag of Fruit Tree Food Starter Formula, easy-to-use tree ties (see video below), a premium tree guard to protect the trunk from gnawing pests, mowers and weed trimmers, and a copy of Backyard Horticulture for Fun and Profit—How to Make $10,000 in Your Spare Time.

NOTE: We are unable to ship our trees to PO Boxes at this time.

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  • Botanical Name: Prunus domestica 'Au Roadside'
  • Height: Standard: 20-25 feet
  • Spacing: Standard: 20 feet
  • Depth: Locate the planting depth indicator, the marked line above the tree's root system. The graft should be about 2 inches above the soil surface.
  • Spread: Standard: 20 feet
  • Light Required: Full Sun
  • Pollinator: Self-fruitful. Better production when pollinated with another AU or Methley plum.
  • Yield: Standard: 120 pounds from mature trees.
  • Color: White
  • Foliage: Dark green leaves.
  • Fruit: Dark red skin and amber flesh, 2-inch fruit, semi-clingstone.
  • Zone: 6-8
  • Form: Deciduous. Spreading.
  • Flower Form: Showy, white blossoms.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained soil. Water plums regularly during hot weather as fruit matures. One inch of water per week is sufficient.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Pruning: Annual pruning is necessary to train the trees, the required open center form is identical to peaches. As the trees age, they will need heavier and heavier pruning. Always prune Plum trees in the spring, keeping the trees low and well thinned out. Most of the training takes place the first 2 years. Thinning the fruit is also necessary to produce a good crop each year.
  • Comments: Enjoy high yields of tasty fruits with dark red skin and flesh. A good choice for fresh eating. Developed by the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn University, Au-Roadside is resistant to black knot, bacterial canker and bacterial fruit spot and tolerant to plum leaf scald. Self-fruitful. Zones 6-8.

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